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Change March

It seems that all the major social changes that have materialized in different countries and cultures took place because some individual or small group decided to march for change. 216 more words

Change

Cambodia's Pluralist Democracy in the Making

May 25, 2015

Phnom Penh

Positive developments in Cambodia towards pluralist democracy, Yes. I am personally optimistic that change will come under the pragmatic leadership of Samdech Hun Sen, but it will be gradual by a process of evolution towards  democracy with a functioning market economy. 1,414 more words

Politics

China’s ambassador to the UK says Hong Kong should agree to the government electoral reform plan

Photo: AP

China’s electoral reform plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 election is the only real route to universal suffrage

By Liu Xiaoming

On April 22, the Government of… 1,413 more words

Malaysia: Take Education Reform seriously

May 18, 2015

Phnom Penh

COMMENT: For Malaysia’s sake, the Najib Administration  must fix the education system as a matter of top priority. If the Minister of Education who is also the Deputy Prime Minister cannot do it except to think that our education is still world-class, he should hand over his education portfolio to someone else with the political will , vision and passion for reforming the way we develop our human capital in the race to meet the challenges of a digitized and globalized world.  1,474 more words

Civil Society Issues

Why Social Progress Matters

May 6, 2015

Phnom Penh by The Mekong

Why Social Progress Matters

by Michael Porter

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/economic-development-social-progress-index-by-michael-porter-2015-04

CAMBRIDGE – Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. 767 more words

Politics

Common sense and mad sense: the first is used for social evolution and the latter for social revolution

Mad sense as in unusual for the time or uncommon or grandiose or radical sense. Gandhi, Martin Luther King and other noteworthy freedom fighters had mad sense. 15 more words

Just Thinking

Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet

A rabbit has dug a nest in the middle of our not very big backyard.  The death watch has now begun.

Yes, as far as natural history is concerned, Eastern cottontail rabbits do not dig graves.  873 more words

Social Progress